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Oh, Canada (Day 8(II))

May 11 Halifax [Continuing our tour of Halifax, picking it back up again at the Citadel . . . ] [We have entered the Citadel, and here’s a little history I was not aware of at the time:  At the … Continue reading

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Oh, Canada! (Day 8)

May 11 Halifax [Editor’s note:  The delay in reporting on the Canada trip was engendered by another trip to another foreign country – Indiana.  While I had hoped to continue the Canada blog while attending Mini-University at Indiana University, the … Continue reading

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Oh, Canada (Day 7)

May 10 Sydney [So, Sydney?  I will admit to never having heard of Sydney before this trip.  Will wonders never cease?  Sydney is a population centre (32,000) and former city in Nova Scotia. Situated on Cape Breton Island’s east coast, it … Continue reading

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Oh, Canada (Day 6)

May 9 Charlottetown What I did not know about Charlottetown before arrival, oh let me count the ways!  (See the quote at the end of the post.)  I did not know Charlottetown was the birthplace of Canada, 150 years ago; … Continue reading

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Oh, Canada (Day 5)

May 8 Open “Sea” [The St. Lawrence is enormous. The river proper, at 1,197 km in length, runs northeast from Lake Ontario towards the Atlantic, where it forms the Gulf of St. Lawrence. All in all, the whole St. Lawrence … Continue reading

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Oh, Canada (Day 4)

May 7 Quebec City [After an overnight “sail” from Montreal, I awoke the next morning and carefully opened (The Biddies were still sleeping) the drapes  . . . et voila!  Wow!] [We were now in Quebec City, the quintessential example … Continue reading

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A Winery Holiday Weekend

May 26 Jami just happened to come down for the prelims . . . [Can you say, “Ahhhhh, Sauterne”?] May 27 A surprisingly nice day!  The assembled masses enjoyed music sitting outside for the first time (I think?). [Anthony Miltich … Continue reading

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